Member of 'Texas Seven' executed 18 years after police murder

Member of 'Texas Seven' executed 18 years after police murder

Member of 'Texas Seven' executed 18 years after police murderJoseph Garcia, 47, was executed by lethal injection and pronounced dead at 6:43 pm local time (0043 GMT) in the death chamber in Huntsville. Sentenced to 50 years in prison for killing a friend during a fight, Garcia and six other inmates at the Connally high-security prison in southern Texas participated in an infamous escape. To finance their post-escape trip, the "Texas Seven" looted retail businesses, and on Christmas Eve, they attacked a sporting goods store in a Dallas suburb.